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Think of less fortunate at Christmas

AAP logoAAP 24/12/2016

Victorians are urged to think of those less fortunate as they tuck into their Christmas feast.

Premier Daniel Andrews used his Christmas Day message to highlight the plight of more than 100,000 Australians who are homeless.

"That's not just people sleeping on the streets - but also people sleeping in their cars, caravans or friends' houses. And that's not just adults, it's children too," Mr Andrews said in a video posted on social media.

He said there were many ways to help those less fortunate including serving meals over the summer break with the Sacred Heart Mission, contacting a local hospital or nursing home to make someone's day or taking some old stuff down to Vinnies.

The Uniting Church also said Christmas can be a very hard time for some and that however turbulent the world seems, God will find a way to make his presence known.

Anglican Church Archbishop Philip Frier says God loves everyone - the major message in the much-loved Christmas hymn Joy To The World.

Opposition leader Matthew Guy says Christmas is a time to surround yourself with family, friends and loved ones and take the time to rest and recharge.

Australian Christian Churches' national president John Alcorn asks people to dig deep and donate to those battling with life's challenges.

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